Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Saint Francis Red Flash Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Saint Francis Red Flash
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: DeGol Arena in Loretto, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Fairleigh Dickinson (+4)
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (1-5) are headed to DeGol Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Saint Francis Red Flash (1-4). Saint Francis opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 154.5.
Fairleigh Dickinson comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 1-5 for the campaign. They have an average of 72.0 pts per contest (192nd in Division 1) while hitting 43.9% from the field. The Knights are connecting on 31.9% on 3-pointers (38 of 119) and 68.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Fairleigh Dickinson is collecting 32.2 rebounds per game and has 72 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 127th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.2 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.8 personal fouls every game. Defensively, the Knights are forcing 13.3 turnovers every game while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. The Knights are giving up a FG percentage of 50.4% (184 of 365) and they concede 36.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 304th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 100 relinquished so far this season. They are giving up 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 297th in D-1 in PPG allowed (82.8).
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights faced off with the Central Connecticut Blue Devils and walked away with a win by a score of 79-71 in their last contest. Fairleigh Dickinson wrapped up the game with a 51.9% FG percentage (27 out of 52) and converted 8 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Knights buried 17 of their 29 shots for a percentage of 58.6%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 assists in this contest in addition to having 4 steals and 2 rejections. When discussing the defense, Fairleigh Dickinson allowed 51.9% from the floor on 27 out of 52. Central Connecticut distributed 16 dimes and 7 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Blue Devils pulled down 26 rebounds (8 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Central Connecticut shot 59.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 27 tries. They also made 7 of their 22 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jahlil Jenkins is a player who was important for the contest. He racked up 11 points on 3 out of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 40 mins and snagged 4 rebounds. Jenkins shot 42.9% from the field and dished out 9 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in this contest for the Knights was Elyjah Williams. He totaled 10 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field for the matchup by shooting 5-of-10 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Williams saw the court for 34 minutes.
Saint Francis has a mark of 1-4 so far this season. The Red Flash commit 16.4 personal fouls per contest while shooting 68.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 10.8 times per contest (283rd in D-1) and they turn it over 11.8 times per game. Saint Francis has accounted for 315 points so far this season (63.0 per contest) and they collect 30.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Red Flash are shooting 40.6% from the field, which has them ranked 293rd in the nation. The Red Flash on the defensive end are ranked 245th in college basketball in points given up per game with 75.8. The Saint Francis defense allows 27.2% on 3-pointers (34 of 125) and opponents are connecting on 76.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 15.6 assists and 38.0 boards per game, ranking them 267th and 244th in Division 1. They are forcing 12.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.5% from the floor (296th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Saint Francis Red Flash took a defeat with a final score of 75-57 against the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers. The Red Flash were able to collect 23 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for this contest. They blocked 2 tries while getting 2 steals in this contest. The Mountaineers were called for 17 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Red Flash to the free throw line for 13 tries. They were able to bury 12 of them for a percentage of 92.3%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Saint Francis converted 5 of 16 attempts (31.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Red Flash finished the game shooting 20 for 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.7%. The Red Flash permitted the Mountaineers to make 30 of 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0% for this contest. They shot 25.9% from beyond the perimeter by going 7 of 27 and ended up going 8 of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Saint Francis permitted Mount St. Mary's to collect 32 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Myles Thompson pitched in for the Red Flash for the matchup. He knocked down 3 out of 10 in the game for a field goal rate of 30.0%, which got him 9 points. Thompson had 2 rebounds in his 27 mins played and accumulated 2 assists in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Saint Francis was Mark Flagg. He left the arena with 13 points in his 26 minutes played via 3 out of 6 from the floor for this game. Flagg wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 14 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Fairleigh Dickinson (+4)
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